Performance analysis and algorithm selection for reliable multicast in IEEE 802.11aa wireless LAN

Albert Banchs, Antonio De La Oliva, Lucas Eznarriaga, Dariusz R. Kowalski, Pablo Serrano

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Abstract

Legacy IEEE 802.11 does not efficiently support multicast transmissions. To cope with the increasing demand for multicast, which is mainly required to deliver multimedia traffic, the IEEE 802.11aa Task Group has recently standardized new mechanisms for allowing efficient and robust transmission of multicast flows in wireless local area networks (WLAN). However, the standard allows the use of different mechanisms for this purpose, and leaves open the choice of which one to use for a given scenario. In this paper, we present an analytical model for evaluating the performance of the mechanisms included in the 802.11aa standard and then compare their performance. Our analysis shows that there is no absolute winner out of these mechanisms and performance strongly depends on the scenario. Building on our model, we then propose a novel algorithm that selects the best multicast mechanism to use as a function of the scenario conditions. Our results are validated by extensive simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6739179
Pages (from-to)3875-3891
Number of pages17
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume63
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Wireless LAN
Multicast
Local area networks
Performance Analysis
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Analytical models
Scenarios
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IEEE 802.11
Analytical Model
Multimedia
Traffic
Simulation
Standards

Keywords

  • 802.11aa
  • IEEE 802.11 standards
  • multicast
  • multimedia communication
  • reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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Performance analysis and algorithm selection for reliable multicast in IEEE 802.11aa wireless LAN. / Banchs, Albert; De La Oliva, Antonio; Eznarriaga, Lucas; Kowalski, Dariusz R.; Serrano, Pablo.

In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 63, No. 8, 6739179, 01.10.2014, p. 3875-3891.

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Banchs, A, De La Oliva, A, Eznarriaga, L, Kowalski, DR & Serrano, P 2014, 'Performance analysis and algorithm selection for reliable multicast in IEEE 802.11aa wireless LAN', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 8, 6739179, pp. 3875-3891. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2014.2306014
Banchs, Albert ; De La Oliva, Antonio ; Eznarriaga, Lucas ; Kowalski, Dariusz R. ; Serrano, Pablo. / Performance analysis and algorithm selection for reliable multicast in IEEE 802.11aa wireless LAN. In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 2014 ; Vol. 63, No. 8. pp. 3875-3891.
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